Masker 2.0

Security is a major concern for SOAP developers. Some developers are using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL); others are waiting for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to complete work on the XML encryption specification (http://www.w3.org/Encryption/2001/). A few developers are trying other techniques to hide their data in an attachment, then send the attachment using the SOAP attachment technique (see the “Understanding SOAP Attachments” section of Chapter 2 for details).

Masker (http://www.masker.de/) is a product that helps fulfill this last data encryption need. It permits you to create a package containing your data using a carrier file technique. The carrier file is a BMP or other graphic file (GIF, JPG, and TIF). You can also use ...

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